Tolerance should replace religious persecution

What is the big deal about a symbol?

Believe it or not, the most persecuted religion in the entire world is Catholic Christianity. It is probably followed a close second by the rest of Christianity.

Our faith has been around for 2000 years, yet we seem to be the brunt of bad jokes, bad media rap and horrible attacks in the movies most of the time.

I am really tired of it all.

The secular humanists and atheists want to get rid of all crosses, pictures, sayings, etc. that depict any type of spirituality because it offends them, yet many of their ideals and goals for this nation offend me. I just turn them off, or try to tune them out.

Since the Jewish and Christian religions are mostly tolerant religions, and the ones that this country’s values are founded on, I say instead of taking our symbols down, why don’t they come up with their own symbol and display it proudly?

We could have a cross for Christians, a menorah for Jews, a sickle and star for Muslims and something for Atheists. You could add a symbol for Buddhists and Hindus as well. A graveyard or a public meeting place could be a plethora of symbols. Why not? You could make everyone happy.

I have found that although we seem to tolerate their continual bashing of our faith and our values, they have very little tolerance for us making fun of their values or beliefs. In fact, some of them get exceedingly violent if we even disagree with their ideals.

I don’t approve of them making fun of us, either, but I’m not going to go out and cut off someone’s head for it, or destroy their place of worship, or rape and maim their women as is happening now in Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, China, North Korea and other countries around the world.

Thank God our country was founded on the right of people to believe whatever they believe. Let’s keep it that way.

Tolerance is for all people of all faiths, and no one who is really tolerant would make fun of another’s beliefs or destroy his/her religious symbols.

It really is in bad taste.

Susann McGeehan